Energy Supply FAQ

Where does Canada rank as a global energy producer? Find the answers to this and more frequently asked questions.

Why do you explore for and produce oil and natural gas in Canada?

Energy fuels our lives, and the appetite for energy is growing dramatically. Worldwide, energy consumption is projected to rise 30 per cent by 2040. We’re going to need more energy to meet this demand.

How can I find out more about how gasoline prices are set?

CAPP represents companies that explore for and produce oil and natural gas, but has no control over the price of gas. There are a number of sources outside of CAPP you can check out for more information.

What does the industry's economic contribution look like?

Our industry is the single largest private sector investor in the country, investing $43 billion in capital projects in 2017. Our industry will pay an estimated $256 billion in provincial and federal taxes between 2017 - 2027, or about $25 billion per year. Governments use this economic contribution to help pay for things like health care, education and public infrastructure.

What does the industry's workforce look like?

Right now, our industry accounts for more than 533,000 jobs across Canada, directly and indirectly. Every day, thousands of committed employees across Canada contribute to the growth, creation and development of our industry, making an important contribution to Canada’s economy.